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Created by Boeing to promote the new 707 Stratoliner, which at the time had not yet flown commercially, this vintage film shows the airplane's revolutionary cabin design. A mock-up of the cabin (apparently built a bit roomier than the actual aircraft by designer TEAGUE) was unveiled in New York City in 1956. The mock-up appears throughout the film. The cost of the mock-up was about $500,000, and included overhead service units, seatback trays, and target reading lights. The New York Times'...
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This 1950s color film is presented by the United States Rubber Company and directed by naturalist and explorer Van Campen Heilner. It features a live bullfight and its various stages of weakening the bull. A painting of a bullfighter with a bull is shown, which changes to the live event (:32-:40). The stands are packed at the Plaza de Toros Mexico (:41-:46). The bull charges around the ring (:48). A herd of bulls graze outside Mexico City (:56- 1:31 ). One wild bull stands apart ( 1:10 ). The...
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This 1968 color film travelogue “Fiesta! A Central American Holiday” by Pan Am was written by Lee R. Bobker, nominated for his documentaries, and produced by Vision Associates. A map highlights the seven countries of Central America (:08-:49). The film begins with a Carnival parade. Colorful flags, floats, painted people, clowns, dancers, and drummers pass the camera (:50- 2:14 ). Villagers come to pray and swing incense at Santo Tomas Church and bring their items, including blankets, wood,...
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Shot by an unknown USA serviceman, these silent home movies show homecoming from Europe in 1945 or more likely, early 1946. The film starts at sea and about :30 you will see the vessel which he rode on to return from the ETO. It's most likely a Liberty or Victory ship but could have been some other kind of auxiliary. At :58 the crew does a gunnery exercise, firing off anti-aircraft rounds at a non-existent target. At 1:22 the film shows several officers on the deck of the ship, presumably the...
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This 1971 color film about the South Pacific islands of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and American Samoa is one of a series of Pan Am Airlines travelogues. It is produced by Film Services Limited. It opens with a montage of flying over a dry region. A close-up of a lizard head and flicking tongue are followed by other lizards (:08- 1:13 ). A native man startles a kookaburra and passes two kangaroos and an emu ( 1:14 - 1:45 ). Cowboys pause for a meal before herding cattle through the brush (...
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This 1943 black and white propaganda film about “one government’s plan to provide better homes”, was produced by the U.S. Office of Interamerican Affairs to depict improvements in housing in Chile during World War II. Julien Bryan contributed to the photography. Santiago is shown. Several old government buildings have elaborate architecture in contrast to new ones. A policeman directs cars, busses, and pedestrians (:26- 1:13 ). The Firestone building is shown ( 1:14 ), followed by a new...
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This late 1940s black and white documentary film is about Poland from 1938-1945; an International Film Foundation, Julien Bryan Production, narrated by Merce Cunningham. Shown are Wawel Castle, Church of St. Mary, and Jagiellonian University (:44- 1:47 ). The film says this footage of Royal Castle, Warsaw Cathedral, and Old Market Square is the last before they were destroyed ( 2:12 - 2:48 ). The Baroque Royal Palace is shown, burnt down in 1939 ( 2:50 ). A man and woman in a fur coat with a...
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This 1972 color educational propaganda film about emergency preparedness for a nuclear attack was presented by the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency in Washington, D.C., with the cooperation of the California Office of Emergency Services. It was produced by Screenscope, Inc. and narrated by actor Peter Thomas. The film provides its message by showing the process for making the film. The scene opens at the Washing Memorial reflection pool. Two girls in winter coats play. A man on a bicycle...
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This 1960s color film is about the ABC islands in the Leeward Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. It was produced by John Ferno and Cinesphere, and narrated by actor Frank Thornton. Up-close views are shown of different textures, shapes, architectures, and colors on walls, houses, buildings, ships, and people on Curacao (:07- 1:49 ). A flag is raised by a wind sock, the weather station spins, and the wind direction and speed is shown ( 1:50 - 1:58 ). A map shows the islands’ location (...
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Made through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, MILITARY COURTESY AND CUSTOMS OF THE SERVICE is a classic U.S. Army training film about discipline, organization, rank and respect in the military. Includes lessons in rank recognition, how to salute, and much more! Military courtesy, like civil courtesy means the marks of respect shown to each other by men who live and work together. Without this mutual regard, their task would be disrupted and disorganized if not impossible. Take a...
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This 1937 black and white travelogue film follows a Pan American flight to the Southern Americas. It is narrated by Edward Tomlinson. In 1929, Colonel Charles Lindbergh pilots his Spirit of Saint Louis plane loaded with air mail to South America. Mail is loaded aboard a Pan American Airways Boeing 314 Clipper; the cargo shown includes live baby chickens. Well-dressed passengers board the floating airplane, which taxis and takes off. The coastline of Miami is below. Passengers play cards at a...
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This 1949 black and white film about the Cole Brothers Circus arrival, setup, and show in a town is presented by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc. A group of boys and men in 1940s clothing watches the Cole Bros. Circus train arrive (:03-:18). A horse is unloaded from a boxcar. A cart of tent poles is unloaded (:19-:41). Elephants leave the boxcar, with a head close-up (:42-:58). Men ride elephants through town. The wagon and elephants arrive at the field. An elephant pulls ropes to bring the...
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This reel of Henry Ford footage begins with images of an elderly Ford and his wife Clara Jane Ford walk across the estate known as Fair Lane. Most likely this dates from April 11th, 1941, when the Fords were celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary and Mrs. Ford's birthday. If so, Ford was 77 and his wife 75. At 1:46 the 27 millionth Ford car is shown at the New York World's Fair. The date is June 16, 1939, and Ford, Clara and Edsel were all in attendance. The Fords are shown at 2:09 . At...
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This 1954 black and white film about sailplanes (gliders) is an RKO-Pathe Screenliner Production distributed by RKO Radio Pictures Inc., produced by Burton Benjamin, and recorded with an RCA Sound System. It opens with seagulls gliding on the wind, followed by a glider doing the same in Austria (:31-:42). Two men and two women walk by two children sitting in a field with cows. One woman is dressed in traditional Austrian dress with a white peasant blouse underneath. They point at a wind sock....
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This 1944 color restricted film about being an “Aviation Ordnanceman” is part of a “Your Job in the Navy” series of recruitment films presented by the U.S. Navy. It opens with a camera scan of SB2C-3 Helldivers. A group of Aviation Ordnancemen lift up the tail of a fighter and put a stand underneath it to hold it up. The wing guns are aligned using targets on the wall. The sailor waves his hand to indicate the direction the other sailor should make the adjustment (:15- 1:15 ). An...
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Made in 1964 by WNDT-TV, this TV show CULTURES AND CONTINENTS "City of the God Kings" focuses on the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. The fairly low quality images seen here are the result of the film being a "kinescope" -- a 16mm film record of a television broadcast. The show is hosted by Dr. Boyd Compton, who was part of the American Universities Field Staff in Asia. Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, on a...
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This 1950s color educational film in Technicolor is about B.F. Goodrich man-made rubber and its many uses. It is a John Sutherland Production directed by True Boardman. A man drives a Pontiac Star Chief to the B.F. Goodrich Research Center. A boy sits on its steps bouncing a rubber ball (:37- 1:24 ). Inside, the man shakes hands with an executive and sits down ( 1:25 - 3:19 ). An animation explains the small amount of experimental man-made rubber produced in 1941 compared to the 650,000 tons...
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Produced as a recruitment film for the U.S. Navy, "Someone Special" profiles the U.S. Navy SEALs / UDTs (Sea, Air, Land Teams / Underwater Demolition Teams). Shown to members of recruiting classes, this film gave some insight into the special operations group's intimidating training regimes and combat abilities. An incredible look back into SEAL history, this is one film not to be missed. This 23-minute film, presented by the Naval Special Warfare Training Center, introduces the...
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This silent film, combat dailies from the Vietnam War, starts with shots of African American and white G.I.'s at a base. At 1:00 a fleet of Huey helicopters takes off from a dike on a mission. At 2:00 soldiers stand around the base. At 3:15 the helicopters return from their mission. At 3:34 air-to-air footage of the Hueys flying over the jungle. At 4:00 American G.I.s are seen in a rice paddy. At 5:00 a village is shown with children at 5:13. At 5:27 an American G.I. feeds a child some of his...
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This silent footage or "dailies" is from the Vietnam War, primarily shot in 1967. It begins with shots of artillery (:30) firing into the jungle. What might be a temple complex surrounds the fire base (1:29). At 2:54 a soldier is seen walking through a plantation. At 4;52 soldiers search huts for signs of V.C. weapons or equipment. At 6:35 a sergeant makes a radio call on a field phone. At 7:50 soldiers including South Vietnamese Army patrol a road. At 7;12 a slate reads 30 July 1967,...
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Created by the U.S. Navy for publicity purposes in 1979, this historic films provides an overview of the ships of the fleet ranging from mighty nuclear powered aircraft carriers to lowly auxiliaries. Included are carriers USS Nimitz CVN-68, USS Eisenhower CVN-69, USS Enterprise CVN-65, USS Kitty Hawk CV-63, USS John F. Kennedy CV-67, USS Independence CV-62, and USS Midway CV-41. Cruisers shown include USS Long Beach CGN-9, USS Chicago CG-11, USS Richmond K. Turner CG-20, USS Wainwright CG-28,...
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Dating to the mid-1940s or possibly later, this silent film shows footage of a Willys Universal Jeep being used on a farm. The Universal Jeep was an outgrowth of the fact that after World War I John N. Willys, with several partners, purchased the Moline Plow Co. and Willys-Overland produced the Universal Tractor. As early as 1942 military jeeps were tested by Willys for farm use by the US Department of Agriculture. It was determined that the jeep would be highly useful on the farm but was not...
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This silent film from pre-WWII Germany shows how cotton thread and then yarn is spun from raw cotton stock using a spinning wheel. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part...
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This 1973 short film promotes the H.M.S. Daedalus, the Naval Air Engineering School. The film opens with a shot of helicopters taking off from an aircraft carrier ( 00:16 ), then cuts to scene of a student doing a flight simulation with a Wessex V mockup ( 00:36 ). The school’s female students, known as wren air mechanics ( 01:30 ), also study naval engineering. Students learn about and work on helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, such as the Sea Vixen fighter plane ( 02:42 ). The men and...
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Produced in 1965, this film shows combat activities associated with Operation Piranha, an exercise carried out against Viet Cong insurgents. Helicopter assault techniques are shown. The Marines decided to launch Operation Piranha against the Batangan Peninsula. The operation was launched on 7 September 1965, the amphibious landing was unopposed, while the landing of the ARVN force received some minor ground fire. On 8 September, Company B 1/7 Marines discovered a VC field hospital in a large...
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Produced in 1963, this film report from the Pentagon details 1962 -- year of crisis and change. The film begins with an overview of the U.S. - Russian relationship and comments from Russian Premiere Nikita Khrushchev before quickly moving to the Vietnam Conflict. U.S. military advisors are seen working with South Vietnamese forces in the wake of the Battle of Ap Bac, and Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara visits fortified hamlets. Air commandoes, who serve as instructors and advisors to the South...
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Produced as a recruitment film for the U.S. Navy, "Someone Special" profiles the U.S. Navy SEALs / UDTs (Sea, Air, Land Teams / Underwater Demolition Teams). Shown to members of recruiting classes, this film gave some insight into the special operations group's intimidating training regimes and combat abilities. An incredible look back into SEAL history, this is one film not to be missed. This 23-minute film, presented by the Naval Special Warfare Training Center, introduces the...
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Industry on Parade was a short television program that aired in the U.S. from1950-1960. It was produced by the National Association of Manufacturers. The series demonstrated complicated industrial processes that transformed raw materials into finished products. Industry On Parade Preparing For Disaster is one of those black and white, public service, industrial films, probably produced in the mid 1950’s. Narrators used were Bob Wilson, Peter Roberts, and Radcliffe Hall. It was produced by...
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This 1960s color film about the Far East is one of a series of Air France “Flying Holidays” travelogues directed by Jack Sanger. It opens in a canal in Bangkok, Thailand surrounded by banana trees. Men use poles to move the boats. One canoe is full of colorful souvenirs. The camera moves past the houses on stilts; a man sits on the steps and washes dishes in the canal ( 1:15 - 2:20 ). It passes a temple dock and temple ( 2:21 - 2:36 ). Food is cooked in a metal container in a canoe on its...
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Produced during WWII by the British Ministry of Information, BACK TO NORMAL examines the plight of those wounded in combat and shows the road to recovery, with a special emphasis on artificial limbs. The film starts in 1943 with the repatriation of prisoners of war in the UK aboard three ships, including the Empress of Russia and the Atlantis. Men from these ships will later be seen in the Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton, being fitted with prosthetics ( 5:00 mark). At mark 0:55 , we have...
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“Dead Reckoning Procedure” is the title and the subject of this black-and-white U.S. Army training film, produced during circa 1942. (In navigation, dead reckoning is the process of calculating a current position by using a previously determined, or fixed, position.) The film opens with a scene of an airplane in flight, and a brief explanation to the viewer that in order for a pilot to reach an enemy target, skilled crew members must be familiar with aerial navigation and in particular,...
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Made in 1954, this U.S. Navy film shows the main battery fire control procedures aboard a heavy cruiser or battleship. The film shows a target being acquired, general quarters being sounded ( 1:30 ), and the general alarm being sounded ( 1:50 ). At 2:00 , the fire control procedures are shown as the ship prepares to fire its main battery. The bridge, combat information center, control forward (location of the gunnery officer), and control aft are shown. Spot one and two are shown at 3:19 , as...
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Created in the mid-1950s, this classic Santa Fe Railroad film celebrates the company's past and present as preparations are made to "meet the challenges posed by the future." The Centennial Celebration of 1950 is shown. The steam era is represented by Locomotive No. 1, aka Cyrus K. Holiday, a 2-8-0, and 2-10-4 Texas type No. 5034. When the 5034 locomotive heads into the roundhouse (symbolically ending the steam era) heavy diesel locomotives take their place. "On the Santa Fe...
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This documentary film examines the International Ice Patrol, which insures the safety of ocean travel by locating and plotting iceberg paths. Focuses on the Coast Guard cutter Donner and its daily duties from weather sampling to iceberg watch. Scenes of the formation of icebergs and their paths. A stray iceberg is spotted, located and patrolled by crew until it is no longer a threat to navigation. Produced by the U.S. Information Agency in 1949. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC...
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Produced in 1943 by the Office of War Information for the men and women involved in wartime production, DAY OF BATTLE is a typical industrial incentive film. The plot focuses on the building, sailing, battles and ultimate death of an American Navy aircraft carrier in the Pacific campaign of WWII. The carrier is not mentioned by name but could be USS Lexington, lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea, or USS Yorktown lost at the Battle of Midway. The film contains terrific images of workers shaping...
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Note: This footage is copyright registered and solely owned by the Periscope Film LLC Archive. Rare footage from the archives that dates to November 2, 1947. Shot by amateur cameraman Leo Caloia, it shows the Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the "Spruce Goose"; registration NX37602) prototype heavy transport aircraft during taxi tests in Long Beach harbor. The aircraft, which was piloted by none other than Howard Hughes himself, may or may not have intentionally left the water....
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This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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BIRTH OF THE B-29 is a 1945 propaganda film commissioned by the U.S. War Department and released as War Film 30, one of a series of propaganda newsreels made during the war. As the name implies, the film concerns the production of the B-29 Superfortress bomber and its use in the aerial bombing of Japan in World War II. Opening amid scenes of volcanic eruptions, the narrator gives a brief description of the Japanese and their warlike nature, mentioning such concepts as bushido, Hakko ichiu, and...
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Produced in 1944 by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, GRUMMAN AT WAR shows the company in full swing as part of the WWII production effort. The film was released along with a companion book to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the company's founding. By the time it was made, production of the Wildcat and Avenger had been taken over by the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors Corporation, under their FM and TBM designations, to allow Grumman to concentrate on production of the...
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Rolled Earth Dams is a color documentary produced by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It explains how earth dams are made. The USACE was established June 16, 1775 by the Continental Congress and continues to this day. This film was probably produced in the 1940’s based on the automobiles pictured. Views of Earth dams ( 0:13 - 0:38 ). A flooded lake and river area. Flooded home. Earth Dams help with flood control ( 0:39 - 1:01 ). 1940’s automobiles transported on a barge down a...
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Presented in French, Come To The New York World’s Fair is a color, promotional film, promoting New York City and the 1964-65 World’s Fair which was located in New York City. It was probably produced in 1964 by TWA to promote foreign attendance to the fair because the closed caption and narration for this film is in French. It was narrated by Herman Boxer, and produced by Dudley Pictures Corporation in association with United World Films, Inc. Carl Dudley was an American film director and...
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We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the...
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This silent U.S. Navy film shows the first launch of the Poseidon ballistic missile. The test firing was conducted on August 16, 1968. This was followed by the first successful at-sea launch from a surface ship, the historic USNS Observation Island (from July 1 to December 16, 1969), earning the ship the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the first test launch from a submarine took place on the USS James Madison on 3 August 1970. The weapon officially entered service on 31 March 1971. It...
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Featuring actress Barbara Britton and actor James Craig, and directed by veteran filmmaker Lewis Allen, this WWII U.S. Navy propaganda film "Freedom Comes High" is one of the most melodramatic shorts to emerge from the war. The plot revolves around Mrs. Blanding, a young bride and mother whose older husband has become a Naval officer and gone to sea. Of course he is in harm's way, and the results are catastrophic. Just before going into action, Steve writes a letter mentioning how...
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These 1940s home movies were shot during a 4-H Convention held at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Starting around the 3:30 minute mark is rare footage of the set of the movie Arizona, and what later became known as Old Tucson Studios. At this time the only attraction there was what you see…adobe huts, old wagons, and the old "mission." We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something...
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This 1944 Castle Films silent newsreel shows action highlights from WWII, including the invasion of France by Allied forces on D-Day. Tens of thousands of Nazi prisoners are taken during the invasion, and General Eisenhower appears at the Arc de Triumphe as Allied troops enter Paris. At the 1:30 mark, U.S. troops are seen invading German soil and gun camera footage at the 1:45 mark shows strafing of enemy trains, air bases and so on. The capture of Aachen is also shown at the 2 minute mark. At...
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Made during WWII, this incredible U.S. Treasury Department movie showcases the Nazi's passion for banning books, art and music that displeased them. The film is what is known as an "Auroratone". here is some information about these films, taken from the Northwest Film Forum which compiled them for an event in 2010. Auroratone movies were created in the early 1940s by British inventor and mystic Cecil Stokes (1910-1956), who intended for them to be used as a therapeutic aid in the...
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This short film Hollywood Headlines was a morale-boosting gag created during the Korean War by the "Moviegoers League of America, Inc." This issue —volume 1, number 1 and we don't believe there was ever a number 2 — was actually produced by Carmel Productions. It begins with coverage of a record heatwave hitting Hollywood. Local businessman Patrick O’Toole sits in the shade, combating the heat by fanning himself and drinking ice-cold lemonade ( 00:40 ). A boy rides down a...
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Made by the Yosemite Park and Curry Company to promote tourism at Yosemite, this silent film dates to the late 1920s and features the "new Hotel Ahwanee". (The Ahwanee (now the Majestic) opened in 1927.) The movie features various views of the park starting with Arch Rock Ranger Station at :30, and shows Cascade Falls ( 1:29 ), El Capitan ( 2:30 ), the mirror pools ( 3:40 ), elk in the park ( 6:00 ), Camp Curry ( 7:00 -- now known as Half Dome Village) including the swimming pool (...
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Made in the 1960s, this travelogue of New Zealand entitled "New Zealand Splendor" shows the nation during the early jet age, when the airplane changed how the world interacted with the island nation. The film shows the country's beautiful scenery, and commerce. Wellington is seen at the 1:25 mark, and Auckland . Maori tribesmen and the Polynesian culture is highlighted, as are the natural wonders of the country including mud pots and geysers. Mt. Cook is seen at the 5 minute mark, and...
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Made during the early part of the Cold War, "Seek, Find and Kill" was made by Hughes Aircraft Co. to promote its electronic and computer systems, which are used in missiles that represent (as the narrator says) "the first line of defense against the H-bomb." The film begins with a discussion of Howard Hughes' H-1 racing aircraft, and shows the XF-11 Photographic Reconnaissance aircraft. The "little company" became a big company through the development of...
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Made for the U.S. Treasury Department in 1955 to promote their bond program, MEDAL OF HONOR features both Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy and material shot for the biographical film "To Hell and Back". Also appearing in the film are Barbara Rush and John McIntire. Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and...
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This fascinating travelogue, one of Andre De La Varre's "Screen Traveler" episodes, shows views of Egypt and especially Cairo and the Pyramids as they appeared in the 1930s. The film includes images of the Shepheard's Hotel, the leading hotel in Cairo and one of the most celebrated hotels in the world until it was burned down in 1952. The film shows dragoman standing in front of the Shepheard's terrace, according to the narrator annoying guests. The westernized "Modern...
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This is a compilation of silent newsreels and home movie footage from the 1929 National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio, which comes from the collection of Cliff Henderson. Henderson was one of the founders of the National Air Races, along with his brother. What is extraordinary about this movie is that it contains rare shots of Charles Lindbergh attending the Air Races, as well as spectacular footage of the finish of the Women's Air Derby. Known as the Powder Puff Derby, it was won by Louise...
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These home movies come from the estate of William Hawley Bowlus (May 8, 1896 - August 27, 1967) or someone who was close to him. Bowlus was a designer, engineer and builder of aircraft (especially gliders) and recreational vehicles in the 1930s and '40s. In addition to flights with small planes, at the 5:00 mark the film shows gliders being flown off of a dry lake bed. Today Hawley Bowlus is most widely known for his key role in the design of Airstream travel trailers, which followed his prior...
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This 1930s German educational film shows life on a dairy farm. Cows are milked, fed, groomed, and a great deal of effort put into keeping the living quarters clean and sanitary. The entire family pitches in to keep the farm running and take care of other animals including chickens and pigs. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by...
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This post-WWII U.S. Navy film attempts to justify the continued existence of the fleet, by showing WWII examples of situations where naval strength made an enormous difference. Such films were viewed as necessary in the late 1940s and 50s because diminishing national treasure put enormous pressure on budgets, and resulted in mothballing or scrap of many ships that had operated in WWII. The building of a reserve fleet and air power became increasingly important with the dawning of the Cold War....
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This charming, silent German educational film shows the traditional methods used to create wicker furniture from reed rope. Wicker is a material made of plant stalks, branches or shoots formed by a kind of weaving into a rigid material, most often used for baskets or furniture. Wicker is traditionally made of material of plant origin, but plastic fibers are now also used. Wicker is light yet sturdy, making it suitable for furniture that will be moved often like porch and patio furniture. A...
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This rare World War I newsreel, actually a compilation of newsreels by different companies, dates to before U.S. involvement in the conflict. First, the German supply ship Willehad arrives in New London. This vessel was later seized by U.S. officials because it was the mother ship for the German U-boat Deutschland. Also shown are supply wagons near Strasburg, and German U-boats at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. News headline topics are also incorporated into the newsreel, similar to a magic lantern...
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This Royal Navy produced stock reel contrasts the RN versus the Soviet Navy, its chief perceived adversary in combat. The film begins with shots of different modern merchant and oil tanker ships, as well as footage of Navy vessels. It also features footage of the Russian Navy in the 1970s beginning around the 2:30 mark, including helicopter carrying warships equipped with cruise missiles, amphibious assault ships, and more. Soviet amphibious forces are seen at the 4:30 mark including tanks,...
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These 1950s home movies show a trip to Panama and the Canal Zone, as well as the island nation of Cuba prior to the Cuban Revolution. The trip was made by a family aboard the ocean liner RMS Mauretania towards the end of its service life (it was scrapped in 1965). Some of the sights included in the film are the Havana Zoo, the "El Rancho" Gardens in Panama City, and Castleton Gardens in Jamaica. RMS Mauretania was launched on 28 July 1938 at the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead,...
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These beautiful color home movies show the Chicago Railroad Fair, likely in 1948 but possibly in 1949. The film begins with images of the Indian village that was part of the Fair, before showing some of the railroad apparatus and steam engines that made the Fair such an amazing spectacle. The Chicago Railroad Fair was an event organized to celebrate and commemorate 100 years of railroad history west of Chicago, Illinois. It was held in Chicago in 1948 and 1949 along the shore of Lake Michigan...
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These extraordinary Super 8mm home movies from the Vietnam War, come from a member of the "Ravens". The Raven Forward Air Controllers, also known simply as The Ravens, were fighter pilots used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States in Laos during America's Vietnam War. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's infiltrators...
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These extraordinary Super 8mm home movies from the Vietnam War, come from a member of the "Ravens". The Raven Forward Air Controllers, also known simply as The Ravens, were fighter pilots used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States in Laos during America's Vietnam War. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's infiltrators...
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These extraordinary Super 8mm home movies from the Vietnam War, come from a member of the "Ravens". The Raven Forward Air Controllers, also known simply as The Ravens, were fighter pilots used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States in Laos during America's Vietnam War. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's infiltrators...
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This astonishing film -- created using 8mm home movies of the actual events as well as re-enactments shot later -- shows the ordeal of Pan Am Flight 6 which was forced to ditch in the Pacific ocean after developing engine trouble at the "Point of No Return" between California and Hawaii in 1956. Pan Am Flight 6 (registration N90943) ditched in the Pacific Ocean on October 16, 1956, after two of its four engines failed. The aircraft took off from Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, at 8:26...
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These extraordinary Super 8mm home movies from the Vietnam War, come from a member of the "Ravens". The Raven Forward Air Controllers, also known simply as The Ravens, were fighter pilots used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States in Laos during America's Vietnam War. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's infiltrators...
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These extraordinary Super 8mm home movies from the Vietnam War, come from a member of the "Ravens". The Raven Forward Air Controllers, also known simply as The Ravens, were fighter pilots used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States in Laos during America's Vietnam War. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's infiltrators...
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One of a series of German silent educational films made for use in schools, this charming film presents a family who lives near the North Sea and who work as fishermen. The family's idyllic life is presented, with the children assisting parents in making the trip to the fishing grounds and helping with the catch. The family also raises farm animals including goats. At about the 12 minute mark young people are seen aboard a motorized fishing boat assisting with the catch. We encourage viewers to...
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This 1954 issue of the U.S. Navy's Screen Magazine features the Hunter Killer Team -- the work of anti-submarine warfare as conducted by the men of the fleet. An adaptation of an episode of the TV show "See it Now", this film presents a compelling look at the ASW problem as it existed in the early 1950s. It features the USS Gilbert Islands CVE-107, operating off the coast of the U.S. East Coast with a group of destroyers including USS Owen (DD-536), a Fletcher-class destroyer. The USS...
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A creatively scripted but blatantly anti-Japanese propaganda film made during WWII about "milk runs" — air combat missions with little enemy air opposition — being carried out to destroy Japanese military bases in Micronesia. Presented in narrative story format, a flyer is writing a letter home, often using slang terms and some military jargon to describe to a friend "Joe" what a milk run is all about. His SBD Dauntless airplane, for example, is called Hot Tamale and he...
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Created by the British at the outset of WWII, FRIEND OR FOE? is a series of training films that feature tanks and other armored vehicles, so that they could be distinguished from German tanks and vehicles. In this case the purpose is not only to familiarize soldiers, weapons and tank crews with the history of the tank, but to prevent friendly-fire incidents. Within these films you'll see a wide variety of mobile weapons systems used by the Royal Tank Corps. and Royal Tank Regiment. These...
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ating to the late 1970s or early 1980s, this U.S. Navy film shows THE JOB OF THE PROWLER. It shows A-6s, F-14 Tomcats, E2-Cs, A-7 Corsairs flying off the USS Independence CVA-62. The Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, four-seater, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft derived from the A-6 Intruder airframe. The EA-6A was the initial electronic warfare version of the A-6 used by the United States Marine Corps in the 1960s. Development on the more advanced EA-6B...
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This Vietnam War USAF newsreel film shows AC-47 Gooney Bird / Spooky gunships at work in the Mekong Delta, and paratroops dropping from C-130s into an area eight miles from Saigon to go into combat against the Viet Cong. They are preceded by a combat control team. In "Zone D", C-123s are at work defoliating the jungle. The narrator pronounces that the chemicals being used are "harmless to humans" but of course this was horribly incorrect. In Da Nang, the air base is shown...
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This U.S. Army film celebrates the history of the 6th Infantry Division. The 6th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I, World War II, and the last years of the Cold War. Known as "Red Star", and formerly called the "Sight Seein' Sixth". In WWI, The 6th Division saw combat in the Geradmer sector, Vosgee, France, 3 September – 18 October 1918, and during the Meuse-Argonne offensive from 1–11 November 1918. Separately the 11th Field Artillery...
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In this incredible 1959 USAF film, the audience visits the library in the home of famous actor, but also reserve officer and USAF General James Stewart. The subject of the evening's lecture (!) is the reason that the USAF needs to develop both missile and aircraft capabilities to fight the Cold War. Featured are the Thor, Able, Polaris, Titan and Polaris missiles as well as the B-58 Hustler, B-52 bomber, F-104 Starfighter, F-101, F-102, F-105, and other aircraft. Explanations are made of ICBMs,...
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Shot in 1937 by an unknown visitor to the city, this 16mm home movie of Chicago begins at the railroad station where various steam locomotives are visible including one from the Pennsylvania railroad, a Wabash passenger train, and a Milwaukee Road streamliner. The film then moves to downtown where the skyline is visible, as well as theaters including one in which the film "Tovarich" starring Charles Boyer and Claudette Colbert is playing. 1937 also represented an awkward year for...
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These extraordinary Super 8mm home movies from the Vietnam War, come from a member of the "Ravens". The Raven Forward Air Controllers, also known simply as The Ravens, were fighter pilots used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States in Laos during America's Vietnam War. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's infiltrators...
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These extraordinary Super 8mm home movies from the Vietnam War, come from a member of the "Ravens". The Raven Forward Air Controllers, also known simply as The Ravens, were fighter pilots used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States in Laos during America's Vietnam War. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's infiltrators...
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These extraordinary Super 8mm home movies from the Vietnam War, come from a member of the "Ravens". The Raven Forward Air Controllers, also known simply as The Ravens, were fighter pilots used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States in Laos during America's Vietnam War. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's infiltrators...
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Dating to the 1950s, this United Airlines travelogue shows a HOLIDAY IN HAWAII. The aircraft featured is a DC-7, that could make the trip from the U.S. West Coast in 8 "short hours". The film features stunning images of Hawaii in the age before jet air travel transformed the islands, with terrific images of Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, surfing ( 9:00 mark) and many other sights in Honolulu and beyond. The film also contains great footage of the Honolulu...
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A training film made for the U.S. Navy by McDonnell, this movie covers normal flight, take-off and climb, maneuvers, single engine flight, approach and landing, and securing the aircraft. The McDonnell F2H Banshee was a single-seat carrier-based jet fighter aircraft deployed by the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps from 1948 to 1961. It was one of the primary American fighters used during the Korean War and was the only jet-powered fighter ever deployed by the Royal Canadian...
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Funded by Northrop Grumman for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, "Air Show" features a wide range of aircraft from WWI Sopwith Pups and German Triplanes, to F-4 Phantoms and supersonic F-105 Thunderchiefs. Also featured is a "Japanese Zero" (probably a modified T-6 from the "Tora Tora Tora" production), a skydiving and barnstorming demonstration, manned kite flying, and fighter aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, Me-109 Messerschmidt, the U.S....
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This 1930s German educational film features life on a large cattle ranch in northern Mexico, possibly Sonora or Chihuahua -- although at the 10 minute mark a large mountain peak is shown so perhaps this ranch was located in the South. Irrigation ditches are shown being dug and crops planted and harvested using primitive implements and ox-drawn plows. Mexican cowboys are also shown. At the end of the movie are images of a "Deutsche Schule", a German school possibly the Guadalajara...
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Narrated by Chet Huntley, this Vietnam War film "The American Navy in Vietnam" shows the wide-ranging work of the U.S. Navy in the conflict. It features the USS Kittyhawk on Yankee Station off the coast of S.E. Asia, and the activities of the 7th Fleet as it works to fight the Viet Cong. The U.S. Marine Corps' combat activities are shown, as well as the work of inland and riverine naval forces and intelligence and medical and civic action programs. This film features footage of...
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This 1944 film produced by Disney dramatizes U.S. methods of obtaining bombing target information; in this instance, information on a ball bearing works in Schweinfurt, Germany. Intelligence agents questioned a German refugee and, in London, a captured pilot was led to divulge information. Aerial photographs and spies also supplied information. The film depicts an invasion operation, and shows scenes of bombing missions. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest...
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This episode of "The Big Picture", one of the "Army in Action" series, is entitled "The Tide Turns". It shows the military campaigns of 1944 in Europe and against Japan, with the United States and its Allies beginning to reverse the Fascist aggressors' progress on all fronts. The episode begins with images in Italy of the horrific mud that halted U.S. and British forces advancing towards Rome. Meanwhile, General Eisenhower plans the D-Day invasion of Normandy, with...
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Also known as "Into Little America", this film shows Admiral Richard E. Byrd's second expedition to the South Pole. Paramount Pictures sent two cameramen along to film this expedition, and appears to have liberally re-created certain aspects of the journey (as the set pieces at the start of the film demonstrate). Ont his second expedition, in 1934, Byrd spent five winter months alone operating a meteorological station, Advance Base, from which he narrowly escaped with his life after...
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This USAF News Review dates to the 1950s and shows President Ike Eisenhower arriving on Air Force One ("Columbine") to visit the new U.S. Air Force Academy. At the two minute mark, a Thor IRBM site is shown in mock-up, with missile men students seeing how the entire system works including a full scale launch of a missile. Also shown: Clark AFB television broadcasting a puppet show in the Philippines for Air Force kids (check out the old time TV cameras and broadcast studio in use!) A...
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This episode of "AIr Force Now, includes a segment about the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, features Mr. Ultracool "Wolfman Jack" and other talent appearing on the network. It begins with images of Los Angeles including the Brown Derby, and the Hollywood home of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, and shows how the broadcasts are welcomed at places like the Galena Air Force Station in remote Alaska. The film dates to the Vietnam War and includes a segment...
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Narrated by then-actor and later President of the United States Ronald Reagan, TARGET TOKYO presents the story of the first bombing raid on Tokyo by B-29 Superfortress bombers of the U.S. Army Air Forces flying out of Saipan. B-29 crews are followed from their training staging at Grand Island, Nebraska to their bombing embarkation point on the island of Saipan. From there, the B-29 attack on the Nakajima aircraft plant outside Tokyo is depicted. The story of the first bombing raid on Tokyo by...
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Made in 1963, this educational film portrays the need for improvements in transportation as the U.S. spread westward, and outlines the development of a network of canals to supplement existing river and highway transportation facilities. Uses flashbacks to show activities of a family employed by the canal company to maintain a ten-mile section of the canal and operate the locks. It features images of canals, locks, aqueducts, canal networks, and also explains terminology affiliated with canal...
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These 1970s USAF news segments include: installation of a new Minuteman III ICBM as part of the USAF's nuclear deterrent, use of LGB laser guided bombs by U.S. Air Force strike aircraft as part of the precision strike effort in Vietnam, and an interesting segment showing a combat rescue in Vietnam. In this segment combat cameraman Vietnam Staff Sgt. Jim Wine (sp?), flying out of Da Nang, discusses the rescue effort and describes how he filmed the rescue mission from the back of a helicopter...
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Produced in 1964, this awesome U.S. Air Force film shows tactical weapons tests against various types of targets using F-100 Super Sabre and other aircraft. Over 100 target complexes were built to simulate enemy positions including anti-aircraft missiles sights similar to those used in Cuba. Tests were also conducted of air to air missiles, air to ground and anti-tank weapons, and bombs. At the 3 minute mark, a radio-controlled drone is destroyed flying at 180 miles per hour. A sidewinder...
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Featuring a hip rock and roll soundtrack, this U.S. Air Force news film (sorry it's a bit choppy) features a couple of segments. First, F-4 Phantom, F-102 Delta Daggers and other aircraft are shown being put through their paces. A second section beginning about 4 minutes shows General Bernie Bass signing the receipt for a C-133 CargoMaster, received into the collection of the USAF Museum at Wright Patterson. General Lawrence Doyle is seen handing over the aircraft. The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster...
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This 1959 newsreel contains several segments, beginning with the Russian invasion of Hungary to suppress the Hungarian government. It also shows Konrad Adenauer winning re-election in West Germany. In a section on military technology, the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga using a new mirror system to land aircraft ( 2:30 mark), and operations by U.S. Army engineers in the arctic to build settlements on the ice cap and collecting weather data. At the 11:40 mark "America's First Guided...
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This short silent German educational film shows a unit of German pioneers rapidly constructing a pontoon bridge over a river. A pioneer is a soldier employed to perform engineering and construction tasks. The term is in principle similar to sapper. Pioneers were originally part of the artillery branch of European armies. Subsequently, they formed part of the engineering branch, in the logistic branch, part of the infantry; or comprised a branch in their own right. Historically, the primary role...
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This Vietnam War U.S. Army news segment (set to a jazzy version of a Beatles song!) shows how remote bases were supplied by the C-7 Caribou aircraft. In this film you will see a remote "special operations" fire base in Tra Bong receiving ammunition and food as well as medical supplies. The de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (designated by the United States military as the CV-2 and later C-7 Caribou) is a Canadian-designed and produced specialized cargo aircraft with short takeoff and...
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Made at the time that the 747 jumbo jet was going into service, this Boeing training film was created to show personnel some of the techniques that can be used to clean aircraft surfaces including carpets, bulkheads, and other areas. The use of space-age materials in the aircraft including carpets that were designed to allow easy removal of soiling, makes it much easier than you might think... We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our...
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This short silent educational film shows activities of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (translated to 'Reich Labour Service', abbreviated RAD), a major organisation established by Nazi Germany as an agency to help mitigate the effects of unemployment on German economy, militarize the workforce and indoctrinate it with Nazi ideology. It was the official state labor service, divided into separate sections for men and women. In some ways it could be compared to FDR's New Deal organizations such as the CCC...
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